• Location: Truro
  • Deadline: May 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Museum Assistant

May 31 to August 31, 2023


The Little White Schoolhouse Museum is hiring a Museum Assistant, to work 10am to 5pm Tuesdays to Saturdays from May 31 to August 31, 2023. The candidate must be a permanent resident of Nova Scotia, or have lived in Nova Scotia for at least six months prior to May 31, and must be enrolled in a post-secondary institute for full-time studies in the fall of 2023. The position is for 35 hours per week, with salary of $15.00 per hour.

The Little White Schoolhouse Museum, located at 20 Arthur Street in Truro NS, presents the historic, scientific, cultural, social, and spiritual values of the advancement of Nova Scotia’s education system. The authentically furnished one-room schoolhouse provides interactive exhibits and activities; a basement archive houses documents and photographs related to the early education system as well as records of students of the Normal College/Teachers College.

The Little White Schoolhouse Museum is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

The ideal candidate for the Museum Assistant position will:

• be enrolled in museum or archives studies, or history with consideration given to students of archaeology, education and library studies;

• have excellent English verbal and written communication skills;

• have strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office;

• be friendly and comfortable speaking to large and small groups;

• be adaptable, able to work independently or as part of a team

• be self-motivated with excellent time management skills;

• provide a reference from previous employment or volunteer position;

• provide a valid Police Security Check.

The following qualifications are desired but not essential:

• ability to communicate verbally in French;

• training in First-Aid and WHMIS; and

• experience working or volunteering in museums.

The main duty of the Museum Assistant is to assist the volunteer curator in all aspects of running the museum during the summer open season, including:

• opening and closing the museum each day;

• greeting visitors and ensuring that they have an interesting, informative and enjoyable experience at the museum;

• managing the museum’s social media and online presence;

• assisting in the preparation of temporary and permanent exhibits;

• maintaining visitor attendance records;

• handling retail sales in the gift shop;

• safekeeping and recording of monies received;

• assisting with special events (such as fundraising events, workshops or presentations, and celebrations);

• attending to daily routine cleaning;

• entering data into the museum’s computer database and digitizing documents as required.


To apply:

email your resume with a cover letter outlining how working at the Little White Schoolhouse Museum relates to your career goals to with “Museum Assistant” as the subject heading by May 12, 2023.


Interviews will be held on May 15 and 16.